Guest Speaker This Sunday (29 June): Rev. Dr. Jayakumar Christian

 

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This Sunday, 29 June 2014, we are very blessed to welcome Rev. Dr. Jayakumar Christian as our guest speaker at Bangsar Lutheran Church!

Rev. Dr. Christian, the National Director of World Vision India, has become one of the majority world’s most articulate theologian-practitioners on the role of the church among the poor. His book “God of the Empty-Handed: Poverty, Power, and the Kingdom of God” is essential reading in today’s urban mission settings. Dr. Christian received his Ph.D from Fuller Theological Seminary and was named alumnus of the year in 2002.

Rev. Dr. Christian and is in Kuala Lumpur as one of the Keynote Speakers at ISUM, the International Summit for Urban Missions, held in MCKL, Brickfields, 28th June to 1st July 2014. More details of ISUM at www.newurbanworld.org/summit.

Follow Rev. Dr. Christian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJChristian

Here’s a preview of Rev. Dr. Christian and some of this thoughts:

Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God – World Vision @ BLC

WorldVision Founder Quote at BLC
(Photo credit: Alpha Lim @alphalim)

This past Sunday, we were very blessed to have children from World Vision’s Child Sponsorship program visit us, in conjunction with an international humanitarian summit happening over the weekend. 

Worldvision At BLC
(Photo credit: Alpha Lim @alphalim)

There were three youths from Myanmar, along with their chaperone, as well as three other World Vision Malaysia staff members who came and shared with us their recent updates. Of particular note were the three youths, who spoke unrehearsed with pose and conviction on topics that included children rights, micro-financing, community development, and more.

Following that, we had Cheryl Lai who works at World Vision Malaysia on church engagement share the morning’s message based on this week’s Old Testament lectionary reading: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31.

Bangsar Lutheran Church is a proud sponsor of World Vision’s Child Sponsorship program and firmly supports the work of World Vision Malaysia.

Worldvision and Moh Foong At BLC(Photo credit: Moh Foong)

World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy
organisation dedicated to working with children, families and their
communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes
of poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or
gender.

Please consider sponsoring a child today!

Click here to find out more about World Vision and the great work that they do.

World Vision Malaysia at BLC

Our church has maintained a long-standing relationship with World Vision Malaysia, as a ministry partner and child sponsor.

This morning, Paul from World Vision Malaysia, came and shared with us about their work.

Speaking from Luke’s gospel about the Parable of the Good Samaritan, he asked three questions:

  • What stops us from helping others?
  • Why help others anyway?
  • Are we able to help those who are different from us?

We also had our very own Michelle share about her experience, along with her family’s, as a World Vision child sponsor! She shared how, since discovering the Advent Conspiracy, her family has opted to spend their money on changing the lives of their child sponsorship recipients instead of on “useless gifts”.

For more information on World Vision and how you can get involved – whether as a Child Sponsor, volunteer, prayer partner or corporate partner – please click here.

 

World Vision Malaysia speaking at BLC

This Sunday, our speaker will be from World Vision Malaysia.

Please come and hear about all the great work they have been doing and how you could participate in changing the lives of children from all over the world!

Child sponsorship opportunities will also be available during and after the service.